The Well Foundation is focused on boosting health and wellbeing in Auckland’s north, west and Rodney. Our Well Foundation ambassadors to help us drive our message, raise awareness of our cause and hopefully inspire people to help us.
Silver FernMaria moved to Blockhouse Bay when she was three years old and even though she’s now an international netballer, playing for the Silver Ferns and the Northern Mystics, West Auckland is still home. She has a strong connection to our local health services with many of her nephews and nieces being born at the Waitakere Hospital maternity department. Maria’s excited to support the Well Foundation, particularly on projects that will help provide access to healthcare for families in need and promote early intervention.
Award winning chefRobert is an internationally acclaimed chef who was born in New Zealand but grew up in Fiji and Samoa. He now travels the world with his busy and successful international career, running restaurants, hosting cooking shows and writing award winning cook books. Robert’s first book Me’a Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific won "Best Cookbook in the World 2010" at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris. Robert is passionate about promoting indigenous Pacific cuisine and a clean eating approach using natural, fresh and unprocessed food. He is particularly looking forward to working with the Well Foundation to reach and support Pasifika and also non Pasifika communities and promote health and wellbeing through good diet, nutrition and lifestyle choices.
Breakers basketballerTom grew up on the North Shore and still calls it home when he is not touring the globe playing a starring role with the NZ Breakers and Tall Blacks. For Tom it's a real honour to be part of the Well Foundation and help spread the word about the work we do to support healthcare at the local hospitals and in the community. Local health services are important to Tom and his family with he and wife Monique’s first child, Pilot, being born at North Shore Hospital at the beginning of 2016, where Tom says they received great care. Tom's paternal grandfather was also a long-serving GP on the Shore and leading a healthy active lifestyle is important to the whole family.